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  1. added 2019-09-04
    Review of T. Penner and C. Rowe, "Plato's Lysis". [REVIEW]Suzanne Obdrzalek - 2006 - Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2006.
  2. added 2019-09-03
    Sheffield (F.C.C.) Plato's Symposium: The Ethics of Desire. Pp. X + 252. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. Cased, £50. ISBN: 978-0-19-928677-. [REVIEW]Suzanne Obdrzalek - 2008 - The Classical Review 58 (1):62-64.
  3. added 2019-08-27
    Erōs Tyrannos: Philosophical Passion and Psychic Ordering in the Republic.Suzanne Obdrzalek - 2012 - In Noburo Notomi & Luc Brisson (eds.), Dialogues on Plato's Politeia (Republic): Selected Papers from the IX Symposium Platonicum. pp. 188-193.
    In this paper, I explore parallels between philosophical and tyrannical eros in Plato's Republic. I argue that in arguing that reason experiences eros for the forms, Plato introduces significant tensions into his moral psychology.
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    Aristophanic Tragedy.Suzanne Obdrzalek - 2017 - In Z. Giannopoulou & P. Destrée (eds.), The Cambridge Critical Guide to Plato’s Symposium. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. pp. 70-87.
    In this paper, I offer a new interpretation of Aristophanes’ speech in Plato’s Symposium. Though Plato deliberately draws attention to the significance of Aristophanes’ speech in relation to Diotima’s (205d-206a, 211d), it has received relatively little philosophical attention. Critics who discuss it typically treat it as a comic fable, of little philosophical merit (e.g. Guthrie 1975, Rowe 1998), or uncover in it an appealing and even romantic treatment of love that emphasizes the significance of human individuals as love-objects to be (...)
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    Moral Transformation and the Love of Beauty in Plato's Symposium.Suzanne Obdrzalek - 2010 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 48:415-44.
    This paper offers an intellectualist interpretation of Diotima’s speech in Plato’s Symposium. Diotima’s purpose, in discussing the lower lovers, is to critique their erōs as aimed at a goal it can never secure, immortality, and as focused on an inferior object, themselves. By contrast, in loving beauty, the philosopher gains a mortal sort of completion; in turning outside of himself, he also ceases to be preoccupied by his own incompleteness.
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  6. added 2019-08-20
    Moral Transformation and the Love of Beauty in Plato's Symposium.Suzanne Obdrzalek - 2010 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 48 (4):415-444.
    This paper defends an intellectualist interpretation of Diotima’s speech in Plato’s Symposium. I argue that Diotima’s purpose, in discussing the lower lovers, is to critique their erōs as aimed at a goal it can never secure, immortality, and as focused on an inferior object, themselves. By contrast, in loving the form of beauty, the philosopher gains a mortal sort of completion; in turning outside of himself, he also ceases to be preoccupied by his own incompleteness.
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  7. added 2019-08-19
    Contemplation and Self-Mastery in Plato's Phaedrus.Suzanne Obdrzalek - 2012 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 42:77-107.
    This chapter examines Plato's moral psychology in the Phaedrus. It argues against interpreters such as Burnyeat and Nussbaum that Plato's treatment of the soul is increasingly pessimistic: reason's desire to contemplate is at odds with its obligation to rule the soul, and psychic harmony can only be secured by violently suppressing the lower parts of the soul.
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  8. added 2019-06-06
    Friendship and Philosophy: Teaching Plato’s Lysis.Jeremiah Conway - 2011 - Teaching Philosophy 34 (4):411-421.
    This article examines four contributions made by Plato’s Lysis to a philosophy course on friendship. These contributions are: first, the dialogue’s portrayal of the messy variety of friendships in ordinary life; second, the tension between what it clarifies about friendship through argument and what it reveals through setting and the behavior of its characters; third, how the dialogue focuses attention on aspects of friendship that often receive little attention in contemporary life—how friends talk with each other and friendship as a (...)
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    Plato’s Lysis, by Terry Penner and Christopher Rowe. [REVIEW]Gale Justin - 2007 - Ancient Philosophy 27 (1):170-174.
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    Friendship and Human Neediness in Plato’s Lysis.Lorraine Smith Pangle - 2001 - Ancient Philosophy 21 (2):305-323.
  11. added 2019-06-06
    Socrates, Friendship and the Community of Inquiry.Jen Glaser - 1997 - Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines 16 (4):22-46.
  12. added 2019-06-06
    A. W. Price, "Love and Friendship in Plato and Aristotle". [REVIEW]John Bussanich - 1991 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 29 (4):667.
  13. added 2019-06-06
    Plato’s Dialogue on Friendship, an Interpretation of the "Lysis," with a New Translation. [REVIEW]C. L. D. - 1981 - Review of Metaphysics 34 (4):779-780.
    Bolotin’s work consists of a very literal translation of the Lysis and a detailed commentary, which pays attention to what is only implied as well as to what is actually stated by the dialogue’s characters. The translation is a model of precision; an occasionally awkward expression is a small price to pay for the faithfulness to the original text provided for the Greekless reader.
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  14. added 2019-06-05
    VIII—Beyond Eros: Friendship in the "Phaedrus".Frisbee C. C. Sheffield - 2011 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 111 (2pt2):251-273.
    It is often held that Plato did not have a viable account of interpersonal love. The account of eros—roughly, desire—in the Symposium appears to fail, and, though the Lysis contains much suggestive material for an account of philia—roughly, friendship—this is an aporetic dialogue, which fails, ultimately, to provide an account of friendship. This paper argues that Plato's account of friendship is in the Phaedrus. This dialogue outlines three kinds of philia relationship, the highest of which compares favourably to the Aristotelian (...)
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  15. added 2018-06-26
    Love and Friendship in Plato and Aristotle. [REVIEW]Nancy Sherman - 1992 - International Studies in Philosophy 24 (1):127-128.
  16. added 2018-06-13
    Friendship - (M.P.) Nichols Socrates on Friendship and Community. Reflections on Plato's Symposium, Phaedrus, and Lysis. Pp. Viii + 229. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. Paper, £17.99, US$28.99 (Cased, £45, US$80). ISBN: 978-0-521-14883-2 (978-0-521-89973-4 Hbk). [REVIEW]Mary Shanahan - 2011 - The Classical Review 61 (2):404-406.
  17. added 2018-03-06
    Love and Friendship in Plato and Aristotle. [REVIEW]Roger Scruton - 1992 - Ancient Philosophy 12 (2):444-446.
  18. added 2018-02-17
    Varieties of Φιλία in Plato’s Lysis.Rod Jenks - 2005 - Ancient Philosophy 25 (1):65.
  19. added 2017-10-27
    Plato and Freud: Two Theories of Love.Gerasimos Xenophon Santas - 1988 - Wiley-Blackwell.
  20. added 2017-10-09
    Plato.C. J. Rowe - 2003 - Bristol Classical Press.
  21. added 2017-10-09
    Did Plato Nod? Some Conjectures on Egoism and Friendship in the Lysis.Michael D. Roth - 1995 - Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 77 (1):1-20.
  22. added 2017-02-10
    Plato on Friendship and Familial Love in the Lysis and The Republic.Gerasimos Santas - 1984 - Philosophical Inquiry 6 (1):1-12.
  23. added 2016-12-08
    Plato and Levinas on Violence and the Other.Deborah Achtenberg - 2011 - Symposium 15 (1):170-190.
    In this essay, I shall describe both Plato and Levinas as philosophers of the other, and delineate their similarities and differences on violence. In doing so, I will open up for broader reflection two importantly contrasting ways in which the self is essentially responsive to—as well as vulnerable to violence from—the other. I will also suggest a new way of situating Levinas in the history of philosophy, not, as he himself suggests, as one of the few in the history of (...)
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  24. added 2016-07-29
    Virtues of Thought.Aryeh Kosman - 2014 - Harvard.
  25. added 2015-05-01
    Plato on Friendship and Eros.C. D. C. Reeve - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
  26. added 2015-04-29
    Love and Friendship in Plato and Aristotle.A. W. Price - 1989 - Oxford University Press.
    This book explores for the first time an idea common to both Plato and Aristotle: although people are separate, their lives need not be; one person's life may overflow into another's, so that helping someone else is a way of serving oneself. Price considers how this idea unites the philosophers' treatments of love and friendship (which are otherwise very different), and demonstrates that this view of love and friendship, applied not only to personal relationships, but also to the household and (...)
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  27. added 2015-04-29
    Loving Persons Platonically.A. W. Price - 1981 - Phronesis 26 (1):25 - 34.
  28. added 2015-04-15
    Doing Some Good to Friends.R. Michael Olson - 2011 - Journal of Philosophical Research 36:149-172.
    In this article I interpret the conversation that takes place between Socrates and Polemarchus in Book One of the Republic according to its dramatic logic by examining the rhetorical artfulness that informs Socrates’ argumentative tactics. After first examining Polemarchus’s character as obedient spiritedness, I then turn to the argument, showing that Socrates does not undermine Polemarchus’s original opinion but, rather, by making legitimate use of the analogy between justice and technē, moves him to attend to the useful knowledge implicit in (...)
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    Erōs and Philia in Plato's Moral Cosmos.R. J. O'Connell - 1981 - In A. H. Armstrong, H. J. Blumenthal & R. A. Markus (eds.), Neoplatonism and Early Christian Thought: Essays in Honour of A.H. Armstrong. Variorum Publications.
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  30. added 2015-04-14
    Socrates on Friendship and Community: Reflections on Plato's Symposium, Phaedrus, and Lysis.Mary P. Nichols - 2008 - Cambridge University Press.
    Introduction -- The problem of Socrates : Kierkegaard and Nietzsche -- Kierkegaard : Socrates vs. the God -- Nietzsche : call for an artistic Socrates -- Plato's Socrates -- Love, generation, and political community (the Symposium) -- The prologue -- Phaedrus' praise of nobility -- Pausanias' praise of law -- Eryximachus' praise of art -- Aristophanic comedy -- Tragic victory -- Socrates' turn -- Socrates' prophetess and the daemonic -- Love as generative -- Alcibiades' dramatic entrance -- Alcibiades' images of (...)
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  31. added 2015-04-12
    Friendship in Education and the Desire for the Good: An Interpretation of Plato's Phaedrus.D. P. E. Muir - 2000 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 32 (2):233–247.
  32. added 2015-04-12
    Plato’s Lysis.T. F. Morris - 1985 - Philosophy Research Archives 11:269-279.
    It is shown that Plato’s Lysis is full of positive content between the lines. At the close of the dialogue Socrates says that he considers Lysis, Menexenus, and himself to be friends of one another. Following up on the questions which the dialogue leads us to ask yields an explanation ofwhy each of these instances of friendship is, in fact, an instance of friendship. In addition, the dialogue shows that there are five types of motivation for desiring something.
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    Eros in Platonic Friendship and the Lysis Failure.James Mcguirk - 2001 - Yearbook of the Irish Philosophical Society:127-137.
  34. added 2015-04-04
    Philosophy (T.) Penner and (C.) Rowe Plato's Lysis. Cambridge UP, 2005. Pp. Xiv + 366. £55. 0521791308.Alex Long - 2007 - Journal of Hellenic Studies 127:242-.
  35. added 2015-03-30
    Identification and Definition in the Lysis.Gale Justin - 2005 - Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 87 (1):75-104.
    In this paper, I make a case for interpreting the Lysis as a dialogue of definition, designed to answer the question of “What is a friend?” The main innovation of my interpretation is the contention – and this is argued for in the paper – that Socrates hints towards a definition of being a friend that applies equally to mutual friendship and one-way attraction – the two kinds of friend relation very clearly identified by Socrates in the dialogue. The key (...)
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  36. added 2015-03-29
    Review of Mary P. Nichols, Socrates on Friendship and Community: Reflections on Plato's Symposium, Phaedrus, and Lysis[REVIEW]Tushar Irani - 2009 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2009 (9).
  37. added 2015-03-29
    Love and Friendship in Plato and Aristotle.George Huxley - 1991 - Philosophical Studies (Dublin) 33:402-405.
  38. added 2015-03-29
    ῎Ερως, ᾿Επιθυμία, and Φιλία in Plato.Drew A. Hyland - 1968 - Phronesis 13 (1):32 - 46.
  39. added 2015-03-28
    Nichols Socrates on Friendship and Community: Reflections on Plato's Symposium, Phaedrus and Lysis. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009. Pp. Viii, 229. £45/$80. 9780521899734. [REVIEW]Angela Hobbs - 2010 - Journal of Hellenic Studies 130:272-273.
  40. added 2015-03-28
    Mario Lualdi: Il problema della philia e il Liside platonico. Pp. 156. Milan: CELUC, 1974. Paper, L. 2,600.Pamela M. Huby - 1978 - The Classical Review 28 (01):169-.
  41. added 2015-03-26
    Friendship in Plato's "Lysis".James Haden - 1983 - Review of Metaphysics 37 (2):327 - 356.
    PHILOSOPHY has always made use of its past. In doing so, it resembles literature more than it does the natural sciences, which generally regard the scientific concepts and systems of history as superseded, useless hulks drifting in the wake of empirical and conceptual progress. Literature, on the contrary, cherishes the monumental achievements of previous ages; they retain value and importance, and can be turned to for interest and for inspiration again and again. Philosophy has sometimes claimed to take a radical (...)
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  42. added 2015-03-13
    "Eros", "Epithumia", and "Philia" in Plato.W. Joseph Cummins - 1981 - Apeiron 15 (1):10-18.
  43. added 2015-03-03
    Plato’s Dialogue on Friendship, an Interpretation of the "Lysis," with a New Translation.David Bolotin - 1979 - Cornell University Press.
  44. added 2015-02-27
    Plato and Aristotle on Friendship.Philip S. Bashor - 1968 - Journal of Value Inquiry 2 (4):269-280.
  45. added 2015-02-24
    The Classical Ideals of Friendship.Dirk Baltzly & Nick Eliopoulos - 2009 - In Barabara Caine (ed.), Friendship: a history,. Equinox.
    Surveys the ideals of friendship in ancient Greco-Roman philosophy. The notion of the best friendship inevitably reflects the various conceptions of a good life.
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    Plato and Aristotle on Friendship and Altruism.Julia Annas - 1977 - Mind 86 (344):532-554.